Utrecht–Rotterdam railway

The Utrecht–Rotterdam railway is a heavily used railway in the Netherlands, running from Utrecht to Rotterdam, passing through Woerden and Gouda. The line was opened between 1855 and 1858. The western terminus was originally the Rotterdam Maas station. In 1899, a connection with the Rotterdam Delftse Poort station (the present Rotterdam Centraal station) was made. In 1953 a new line was opened between Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel station and Rotterdam Centraal station; the now obsolete Maas station was closed.

Utrecht–Rotterdam railway
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Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleNetherlands
Termini
Service
Operator(s)Nederlandse Spoorwegen
History
Opened1855–1858
Technical
Line length56 km (35 mi)
Number of tracksdouble track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification1.5 kV DC
Route map
Line from 's-Hertogenbosch
Line from Arnhem
0.0 Utrecht Centraal
Line to Amersfoort
Line to Amsterdam
Utrecht Cartesiusweg sidings
4.8 Utrecht Terwijde
7.1 Vleuten
Line from Breukelen
15.8 Woerden
Line to Alphen a/d Rijn and Leiden
29.6 Gouda Goverwelle
32.1 Gouda
Line to Alphen a/d Rijn and Leiden
Line to Den Haag
41.2 Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel
43.8 Capelle Schollevaar
45.9 Rotterdam Alexander
Rotterdam Noord depot
50.9 Rotterdam Noord
High speed line from Amsterdam
Line to Den Haag and Hoek van Holland
55.9 Rotterdam Centraal
Line to Dordrecht

StationsEdit

The main interchange stations on the Utrecht–Rotterdam railway are: